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The French Revolution: Crash Course European History #21
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The French Revolution: Crash Course European History #21

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. It’s 1789 and Europe has been through an endless number of wars. Territory has changed hands, hundreds of thousands of people have died, and crop yields have been bad

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Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13
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Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13

Hi, I’m John Green and this is crash course European history So today we’re moving into the second half of the 17th century The 30 Years War has ended with the Treaty of Westphalia and the Scientific Revolution is producing

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18th Century Warfare: Crash Course European History #20
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18th Century Warfare: Crash Course European History #20

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. Last time, we looked at how the monarchs did–and didn’t–incorporate the ideas of the Enlightenment into their domestic policies. Today, we’ll look outward to how the 18th century European

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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2
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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2

Long ago, some philosophers worked very hard to separate myths from what they actually knew about nature. Thales theorized that everything in the world is made of water. Pythagoras was a mathematical-mystical vegetarian. And Democritus, we all know and love

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Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I: Crash Course World History #36
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Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I: Crash Course World History #36

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re gonna talk about World War I. The so-called, Great War? World War I wasn’t the most destructive war, or the first total war, and it certainly wasn’t

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History of Big Recessions
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History of Big Recessions

A recession is a decline in economic activity for a period of at least half a year. The world has seen several recessions of varying degrees. Every part of the human inhabitable world has experienced a recession at a point

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The Sun & The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3
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The Sun & The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Big History. Today we’re gonna be talking about the formation of the solar system, approximately 4.567 billion years ago. Four, five, six, seven.. Could that possibly be a coincidence? Yes. So if

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Eastern Europe Consolidates: Crash Course European History #16
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Eastern Europe Consolidates: Crash Course European History #16

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’ve talked a lot about shifting perspectives in this series; being able to see from more than one angle helps us to be empathetic, but it also reminds

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Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19
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Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So last week we discussed the Enlightenment philosophers who challenged the idea that kings and nobles were qualified to be elites simply because of the families into which they

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